As we complete the first month of the 85th Legislative Session, the Senate has passed several pieces of legislation relating to the Governor's emergency items. Bills that address those emergency items are the only bills that may be heard during the first 60 days of the legislative session.
This session, Governor Greg Abbot proclaimed 5 emergency items in his State of the State Address. A few items that were widely expected to be included, such as private school vouchers, were left off the list. Items named include: banning “sanctuary cities”, overhauling Texas’ broken child welfare system, implementing ethics reform, and approving a resolution to support a convention of states to change the U.S. constitution.